It really doesn't matter what corner you're on, it only takes a few seconds to spot someone chatting, texting, emailing, or surfing away.
"What I'm noticing is people doing exactly what I'm doing which is crossing the street looking at the I-phone, and not looking where they're going," said Aureli.
It is the sheer amount of distracted pedestrians that is making for a field day for a phone thief, or thieves, in and around Park Slope area.
About a half dozen people have had their pricey I-Phones or Blackberrys swiped right out of their hands, from a bike riding bandit who just keeps on pedaling.
The string have robberies started in October and picked up in intensity in November.
Police stopping short of calling it a pattern, it's happened on Berkley Place and 7th, 3rd street near 6th avenu in Park Slope, Flatbush Ave and Bergen street in Prospect heights, Park Place and Vanderbilt Ave in Clinton Hill and on Atlantic Ave in Boerum Hill.
Until this bike bandit is caught, the best advice is to hold on tight to your phone and always be aware of your surroundings."
Or just keep surfing away, because even though they may cost a small fortune it's really just a phone.
"Somebody wants my blackberry there going to take it and that's about it," said Michael Sladek, who told PIX 11 News he's just going to keep doing what he's doing.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times